Art-related Work in India

Born in Bengal, India, Manick Sorcar's love with art world started when he was very young. At the tender age of 10 he started helping in painting the many back drops and props for his late father's magic show. His father P.C. Sorcar, was renowned magician who toured around the world with his elaborate show with huge stage settings.

Observing his potential talents in art as well as lighting, his father encouraged him to get more involved. At the age of 18, Manick Sorcar developed the technique of painting on "sand-mica" sheets (a heat-resistant, clear, natural sand product) which, then could be rotated in front of a light source for the effects of moving scenes such as clouds, stars etc. In 1964 he moved to Benares, another city, to attend Benares Hindu University. His simultaneous love for art and science eventually led him to become an electrical engineer with lighting specialty and an artist that he is today.

 


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